About Dakota State University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Dakota State University cost?

Dakota State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $8,927
Out-of-state $11,843
On-Campus Room and Board $6,411
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,466
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,753
$30,000-$48,000 $12,753
$48,000-$75,000 $16,096
$75,000-$110,000 $17,493
Over $110,000 $17,394

Dakota State University Financial Aid and Debt

69%

Students paying down their debt

$24,750

Typical Total Student Debt

$254

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 93% $3,961
Federal Grants 39% $4,248
Pell grants 38% $3,653
Other federal grants 17% $1,113
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 20% $1,172
Institutional grants or scholarships 61% $1,537
Student loan aid 79% $6,782
Federal student loans 78% $6,757
Other student loans 15% $7,262

Dakota State University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 141 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 106 Up to $4,000
Attend a summer program 108 Up to $4,500
Play a sport 127 Up to $600
Visit a college campus 241 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 178 Up to $750
Take a challenging class 262 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 234 Up to $1,000
Do community service 236 Up to $75

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Dakota State University Admissions

What is Dakota State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 9% of applicants
SAT Reading 430-580
SAT Math 430-585
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 92% of applicants
Composite Score 19-25

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Dakota State University Campus Life

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Forbes Ranking

21%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

39%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2820
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 72%
Under Age 25 38%
Gender Balance
Men
52%
Women
48%

Student Diversity

30%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
83.70%
Unknown
5.49%
Black or African American
4.14%
Hispanic or Latino
3.96%
Asian
1.48%
American Indian or Alaska Native
1.00%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.23%

Dakota State University Graduation Success

74%

First Year Student Retention

21%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$37,300

Average Salary After Graduation

About Dakota State University

Address

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify